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Sydney Living Museums (Historic Houses Trust of NSW) holds extensive printed collections in its historic house museums, buildings and sites and in the Caroline Simpson Library & Research Collection. These collections are, within their context, of important cultural significance for the people of NSW and for Australia. The house museums contain collections related to their particular history, including books, sheet music and printed ephemera. Two of the houses, Rouse Hill House and Meroogal, have...



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Trade Catalogues
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This selection of digitised resources consists largely of items taken from the collection of trade catalogues held by the Caroline Simpson Library & Research Collection, Sydney Living Museums. The collection includes trade literature related to house and garden design and interior furnishing, as well as building materials, house fittings, and hardware. It comprises publications from merchants and manufacturers in Australia, England, Scotland, the United States, and Europe, as well as...
Topics: Trade Catalogues, Trade Catalogs
Caroline Simpson Library & Research Collection
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The Caroline Simpson Library & Research Collection specialises in the history of house and garden design and interior furnishing in New South Wales, Australia, from 1788. The strength of our collection lies in its wide range of formats, including architectural pattern books, architectural fragments, wall and floor coverings, manufacturers’ trade catalogues and sample books, garden ornament, fittings (including curtain and blind hardware, door and window furniture), soft furnishings and...
Topics: house and garden design, interior furnishing, New South Wales
Domestic Sheet Music and Manuscripts
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304
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9,807
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This selection of digitised resources comes from the collections of Sydney Living Museums’ historic house museums and the Caroline Simpson Library & Research Collection . The collection includes domestic sheet music and manuscript transcriptions either as single pieces or groups of pieces bound together into volumes by their owners. Much of the music is dated and inscribed and reflects the musical taste, skills, pedagogy and networks of early Australian colonists and their children and...
Topic: Sheet Music
Rouse Hill House & Farm
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112
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5,003
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This selection of digitised resources comes from the  collection of Sydney Living Museums' historic house museum, Rouse Hill  House & Farm. The house at Rouse Hill was occupied by six generations of the Rouse and Terry families from its  construction in the early 1800s until the late 1990s, when it opened as a museum. Each generation has left its mark, barely erasing the evidence  of those who lived there before but instead adding to it, forming a richly...
Topics: Rouse Hill House & Farm, Rouse Family, Terry Family
Trade Catalogues
by Crown Crystal Glass Co. Ltd.
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Topics: trade catalogues, Glassware - Trade catalogues, Trade catalogues - 20th century, Caroline Simpson...
Trade Catalogues
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Topics: trade catalogues, Art metalwork - Trade catalogues, Stained glass - Trade catalogues, Trade...
Trade Catalogues
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Topics: trade catalogues, trade catalogs, Fashion - Trade catalogues, Department stores - Trade catalogues,...
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Topics: trade catalogues, Kitchen utensils - Trade catalogues, Stoves - Trade catalogues, Bathtubs - Trade...
Trade Catalogues
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Trade Catalogues
by Mark Foy's Ltd.
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Trade Catalogues
by Anthony Hordern & Sons
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Topics: trade catalogues, trade catalogs, Furniture - Trade catalogues, Department stores - Trade...
Missing pages.  For full bibliographic record see our Library Catalogue
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Trade Catalogues
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Trade Catalogues
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Rouse Hill House & Farm
by W.S. Thomson & Co.
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Trade Catalogues
by George Hudson Limited
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Topics: trade catalogues, Prefabricated buildings - Trade catalogues, Trade catalogues - 20th century,...
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Topics: trade catalogues, Ironwork - Trade catalogues, Trade catalogues - 19th century, Caroline Simpson...
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Topics: trade catalogues, Furniture - Trade catalogues, Trade catalogues - 19th century, Caroline Simpson...
Trade Catalogues
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Topics: trade catalogues, Garden ornament - Trade catalogues, Trade catalogues - 19th century, Caroline...
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Topics: trade catalogues, Art metalwork - Trade catalogues, Trade catalogues - 19th century, Caroline...
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Topics: trade catalogues, Linoleum - Trade catalogues, Caroline Simpson Library & Research Collection,...
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Topics: trade catalogues, trade catalogs, pattern books, Architecture - Designs and plans, Trade catalogues...
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Topics: Dowling songbook, Singing - Study and Teaching, Singing - Methods, Rouse Hill House & Farm,...
Trade Catalogues
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Topics: trade catalogues, Joinery - Trade catalogues, Trade catalogues - 20th century, Caroline Simpson...
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Topics: trade catalogues, Papier mache - Trade catalogues, Trade catalogues - 19th century, Caroline...
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Topics: trade catalogues, Glass painting and staining - Trade catalogues, Trade catalogues - 19th century,...
Contents : The arrow and the song--The Brook--The song of the blind girl to her harp--The bird song--The bridge/J.T.M. Harrison--The careless word/Mrs Norton--The captive greek girl/J.W. Hobbs--The heart bow'd down/M.W. Balfe--The last meeting/ G. Linley--The landing of the pilgrim fathers/Mrs Heman's sister [Harriet Browne]--The last rose of summer/Sir John Stevenson--The messenger bird, or thou art come from the spirits' land, duet/Mrs Heman's sister--The Roman girl's song/Mrs Heman's...
Topics: Isabel Throsby songbook, songs with piano, Provenance - Australia, Throsby Park, binders volume of...
Rouse Hill House & Farm
by Handel, George Frideric, 1685-1759
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Topics: Dowling songbook, songs with piano, Rouse Hill House & Farm, Provenance - Australia, sheet...
Trade Catalogues
by Anthony Hordern & Sons
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Topics: Department stores - Trade catalogues, Trade catalogues - 20th century, Sydney Living Museums,...
Trade Catalogues
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Trade Catalogues
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Missing pages.  For details and full bibliographic record see our Library Catalogue
Topics: trade catalogues, Prefabricated buildings - Trade catalogues, Joinery - Trade catalogues, Glass...
Trade Catalogues
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Topics: trade catalogues, Furniture - Trade catalogues, Trade catalogues - 20th century, Caroline Simpson...
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Topics: trade catalogues, trade catalogs, Ironwork - Trade catalogues, Trade catalogues - 20th century,...
Trade Catalogues
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Topics: trade catalogues, Lamps - Trade catalogues, Trade catalogues - 19th century, Caroline Simpson...
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Topics: trade catalogues, Glassware - Trade catalogues, Lighting - Trade catalogues, Trade catalogues -...
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Topics: trade catalogues, Glassware - Trade catalogues, Trade catalogues - 20th century, Caroline Simpson...
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Topics: trade catalogues, Beds - Trade catalogues, Trade catalogues - 19th century, Caroline Simpson...
Throsby Park
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Topics: Isabel Throsby songbook, songs with piano, Throsby Park, Provenance - Australia, sheet music,...
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Topics: trade catalogues, trade catalogs, Sydney Living Museums, Caroline Simpson Library & Research...
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Topics: trade catalogues, Furniture - Trade catalogues, Trade catalogues - 20th century, Caroline Simpson...
Trade Catalogues
by A. Hutchinson & Cie.
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Price list for 'Linoleum fabrik Maximiliansau' loosely inserted. .  For full bibliographic record see our Library Catalogue .
Topics: trade catalogues, trade catalogs, Linoleum - Trade catalogues, Trade catalogues - 19th century,...
Trade Catalogues
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Topics: trade catalogues, trade catalogs, Trade catalogues - Hardware, Trade catalogues - Brasswork, Trade...
Trade Catalogues
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Topics: trade catalogues, trade catalogs, Lighting - Trade catalogues, Trade catalogues - 19th century,...
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Trade Catalogues
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Topics: trade catalogues, Kitchen utensils - Trade catalogues, Cookware - Trade catalogues, Trade...
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Topics: trade catalogues, Hardware - Trade catalogues, Kitchen utensils - Trade catalogues, Trade...
Scottish Music Publications and Themes
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246
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This selection of digitised resources draws together musical scores published in Scotland as well as Scottish tunes or music identified as Scottish or about Scotland published elsewhere. The scores are sourced from the Stewart Symonds Sheet Music Collection, Caroline Simpson Library & Research Collection, Sydney Living Museums, as well as house museum collections cared for by Sydney Living Museums. All of these scores were sourced from Australian collections or relate to families emigrating...
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Topics: binders volume of sheet music, Dowling songbook, songs with piano, Rouse Hill House & Farm,...
Price list accompanying Rocke's Furniture Pattern Book For full bibliographic details see our Library Catalogue
Topics: trade catalogues, Furniture - Australia - Trade catalogues, Trade catalogues - 19th century,...
Trade Catalogues
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Topics: trade catalogues, trade catalogs, Catering - Trade catalogues, Trade catalogues - 19th century,...
Stewart Symonds Collection
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233
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This selection of digitised resources comes from the Stewart Symonds Sheet Music Collection held by the Caroline Simpson Library & Research Collection, Sydney Living Museums. Donated to the library in 2016 through the Commonwealth Cultural Gifts Program by private collector Stewart Symonds, the collection comprises 1563 pieces of music bound into 46 volumes, including 55 leaves of manuscript transcriptions, and is mostly music for piano or piano and voice, with some arrangements for harp,...
Throsby Park
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This selection of digitised book and music resources comes from the collection of Throsby Park, Moss Vale, and is an historic house owned by Sydney Living Museums. Built between 1834 and 1837 by the Throsby family, the house remained in family ownership until 1975 when it was sold to the NSW government. In 2010, the house was transferred from the National Parks & Wildlife Service to the Historic House Trust of NSW. The house was conserved and landscaped in preparation for leasing and its...
Trade Catalogues
by George Hudson Limited.
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Trade Catalogues
by Clarke's Pyramid and Fairy Light Company
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Trade Catalogues
by G. E. Brown & Sons Pty Ltd.
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Topics: trade catalogues, trade catalogs, pattern books, Sydney Living Museums, Caroline Simpson Library...
Throsby Park
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Topics: Isabel Throsby songbook, songs with piano, Throsby Park, Provenance - Australia, sheet music,...
Rouse Hill House & Farm
by Rice, Tom (Thomas Dartmouth), 1808-1860; Godbe, S.
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Topics: Dowling songbook, songs with piano, Rouse Hill House & Farm, Provenance - Australia, Minstrel...
Throsby Park
by Tennyson, Alfred Tennyson, Baron, 1809-1892; Dickson, Ellen, 1819-1878
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Topics: Isabel Throsby songbook, songs with piano, Throsby Park, Provenance - Australia, sheet music,...
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Topics: Isabel Throsby songbook, songs with piano, Throsby Park, Provenance - Australia, sheet music,...
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Topics: Miss Gittins songbook, binders volume of sheet music, songs with piano, Throsby Park, Provenance -...
For full bibliographic record see our Library Catalogue. Download the full songbook The digitisation, research and interpretation of this sheet music has been made possible by a generous donation made by Cecelia Clarke and her family.
Topics: binders volume of sheet music, songs with piano, Wilhelmina Burne songbook, Rouse Hill House &...
For full bibliographic record see our Library Catalogue Download the full songbook Performance video and audio of Logie o'Buchan as featured in Songs of Home exhibition  The digitisation, research and interpretation of this sheet music has been made possible by a generous donation made by Cecelia Clarke and her family.
Topics: Elouis songbook, sheet music, songs with piano, Scottish song, Caroline Simpson Library &...
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Topics: trade catalogues, trade catalogs, needlework, department stores, Sydney Living Museums, Caroline...
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Topics: trade catalogues, trade catalogues, nursery catalogues, Sydney Living Museums, Caroline Simpson...
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Topics: Isabel Throsby songbook, songs with piano, songs with harp, Throsby Park, Provenance - Australia,...
Trade Catalogues
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Topics: trade catalogues, Paint - Trade catalogues, Trade catalogues - 20th century, Caroline Simpson...